Born in Paris, France
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada
Varial Cédric Houin is a photographer, filmmaker, visual artist, writer. He was born in Paris, lived 10 years in Montreal as a multiplateform visual artist, and has been travelling around the planet since 2010 as a nomadic author helping communities and foundations with his photographic, film, design and communication skills and vision.
He has won National Geographic Photo Contest in 2012 and has been published by The New York Times and the Smithsonian. He has travelled and shoot in Ecuador, Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Tajikistan, India, Afghanistan, Borneo, Malaysia, to document the life and fight of indigenous communities. His personal work on Afghanistan has been exhibited at the United Nations in 2013 and his first movie Wakhan received the Pierre and Yolande Perreault Award at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in 2014.